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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: Asychronous communication and Sybperl.
Date: Nov 15 1999 6:51PM

Robert McIlhargie writes:
 > 
 > 
 > Michael Peppler wrote:
 > 
 > > Robert McIlhargie writes:
 > >  >
 > >  >     Is asychrounous communication supported in Sybperl? ct_poll()
 > >  > doesn't seem to be defined, but I
 > >  > can set CS_NETIO to CS_DEFER_IO. If it is supported does anyone have any
 > >  > examples of its usage?
 > >
 > > THere's some support for asynch calls in DBlib, but none in CTlib at
 > > the moment.
 > >
 > > Patches welcome :-)
 > >
 > 
 >     I'd be willing to do this. Any hints on where to start? Is it just a matter
 > of adding XSUB code
 > for the various CTLib functions?

I think that's mostly it, although the boot code (in the initialize()
function) sets the NETIO mode before allocating the context. There may 
need to be a way to allocate alternate contexts, and from there use
the asynch options. I haven't really looked into this, though.

Michael
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